Twenty-five years ago, a South Carolina man set out to create a place where aliens would feel comfortable landing here on Earth, leading to an unlikely local landmark known as the 'UFO Welcome Center.' In a newspaper piece profiling his odd achievement, Jody Pendarvis explained how he crafted the saucer-shaped site back in 1994 using a whopping eight tons of wood. Standing 16 feet tall and measuring 46 feet wide, the 'Welcome Center' has yet to roll out the red carpet for aliens, but has played host to curious visitors from throughout our own planet.
Featured on a number of television programs and in travel books devoted to curious roadside attractions, it would seem that the 'Welcome Center' is more than merely a work of art. That's because Pendarvis apparently envisions visiting ETs being able to make use of the homemade flying saucer as he left room in the design for five engines. Whether an advanced alien species arriving here on Earth would think it wise to commandeer a wooden spaceship is a matter of conjecture.
More on this weird story, including some of the troubles which have befallen the 'Welcome Center' at the Coast to Coast AM website.